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workers that may be sideline. >> in america we love to praise the puritan work ethic. and with reason. but this fall it would serve the country better to praise common sense and responsibility. >> reporter: if employees get sick they should go home and stay home. businesses should draw up contingency plans to keep operating. some vital industries like oil and gas are already taking action. >> their critical employees have backup cross training occurred. telecommuting has been explored. >> reporter: hhs secretary kathleen sebelius is playing down this week's news and only 45 million vaccine doses will be ready when the flu season takes off. >> we are very much on target. we are working with five different manufacturers. >> reporter: in nashville doctors began the first vaccine tests for children. would weeks after the adult trial started. for children like luke donahue, it is no big deal. >> a regular shot. nothing much. >> reporter: his mom, a doctor, thinks otherwise. >> we realize how important it is and how minimal the risk is compared to the benefits. >> reporter: back in washingt
of a dynamic family dynasty that's captured america's attention for more than a half century. tributes poured in today for a towering figure in american politics. residents and visitors in hyannis port left flowers for senator kennedy near the family compound. a summer haven. now in grief along with the nation. >> regardless of what people thought about his political ideas, they are going to hurt. because they loss a great guy. >> reporter: at the family compound, a steady stream of family members. kennedy's children and wife vickie released a statement saying that we have lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives. and in the political realm, rivals and colleagues are remembering a fierce and influential senator. >> outpouring of love, gratitude, and fond memories to which we have all borne witness is a testament to the way the singular figure in american history touched so many lives. >> reporter: kennedy was a champion of causes in legislation that permeates nearly every facet of american life. from civil rights to equal pay and greatest passion, health care.
knows why. amy robach has the latest. >> reporter: richard hatch's big mouth helped him become america's first reality tv superstar outwitting and outplaying and outlasting the other contestants to win a million dollars on the first "survivor." but it looks like his mouth did him in as well. landing him back behind bars after a series of interviews this week. his first since he spent nearly four years in prison after he was convicted of not paying taxes on his winnings. while heave out on house arrest, hatch broke his silence tuesday on "today." an interview which had been cleared in advance with federal prison officials. he told matt he was the victim of discrimination because he is gay. >> what do you think happened? >> well, i know without question there are personal issues involved for the prosecutor. i don't know why. the prosecutorial misconduct has been egregious. >> reporter: the man was was the rvsu"caivse "survivor" star nee to drop the conspiracy theory. >> the case was structured around the fact that here was a guy that received a check for $1 million on nationa television
next on news4, we now know the reason behind paula abdul's big decision to leave "america in. exp >>> coming up. a surprise for firefighters when they arrived at a house fire and discovered more than flames. what's bad for the heart appears to be bad for the mind. the link between high cholesterol and alzheimer's. liz crenshaw shares some tips of the trade for storing fresh uc >>> when german tourists took in a sight that wasn't in their guide book, a ram was stuck 20 feet in the air where birds usually fly around. the ram was grazing with his female friends when one of his rns got caught on a wire fence. as he struggled to get free he slid down the mountain and went airborne. tourists struggled to rescue the ram. they usedishing gaps to unhook the ram. they thought they were too late, the ram opened his eyes, gave a look of thanks, jumped up and today's today's ais4ntsbl.as nba .ttsas start ydaouyr h wit are fe couu of a fre -redstof cfehaoaestedt whod about free food from a alcdd'ons? get ae medium friean k an angus wh bou burg. >>> let's get an update on our weather. >> bar da
tonight in baltimore. we will go live to dan and lindsay. fan reaction. america is running out of sugar. the warning to the white house and how the falloutill affectch with a sweet tooth. and now may be on good time to buy a lot of wine. wine makers are offering deep discounts. we will tell why you. those stories are coming up on "news4 at 5:00." >>> the latest data shows a significant increase in the number of staph infection. medical records from 20% of all community hospitals in the u.s. that represents roughly 8 million hospital stays. they found skin and soft tissue jumped 30% between 2000 and 2004. most of the infections were caused by mirsa, dangerous form of drug resistant staph bacteria. the infections turned up in younger patients and patients that had not recent lip undergone surgery. which used to be a major cause of mirsa infections. >>> this could explain why some people feel just fine despite getting just a few hours of sleep. researchers at the university of california of san francisco say there's evidence that those people have a genetic predisposition that allows them
has the latest. >> reporter: key to america's recovery, the house market. numbers from the commerce department shows new home sales numbers closed down close 240% from the same time last year. new construction of ltifamiliar line its like apartment buildings dropped more than 13% in july. largely because of tight credit. sile family home construction, the worst hit part of the housing market, rose close to 2%. the fifth monthly increase in a row. >> the important thing is the shift in momentum. at the bottom, not a big bounce-up. >> reporter: a first-time home buying tax credit had an impact and foreclosures made home buying in even the most unaffordable markets like california doable, skewing the housing numbers. >> we are now hearing stories of bidding wars between first-time buyers and speculators going after foreclosed homes that are now 50% off their peaks or even more. >> reporter: the u.s. economy can't rebound without consumer spending and many economists say the consumer can't start spending until the housing market and employment stabilize. that's why retailers earnings re
as the district. >>> there is opposition today on capitol hill and across america about whether to put another $2 billion into the wildly popular cash for clunkers program. critics are asking if the nation can afford to help more people buy new cars. tracie potts reports. >> reporter: in saint saint lieu issues protestors tried to disrupt a news conference touting the success of cash for clupgers. >> the billion of dollars we're intending, we don't have. >> reporter: dealers have already claimed more than half the billion dollars in government rewaits that was supposed to last through october. law lawmakers promised another $2 billion this week. >> when whether you do that? >> before we leave here. >> reporter: chrysler sold so many car, dealers are running out. today they stopped doubling the government rebate. the government says more than 130,000 americans have traded gas guzzlers for cars that are on average 61% more fuel farkt. saving the typical buyer up to $1,000 a year on gas. ford rolling out its new taurus said cash for clunkers could boost the economy as manufacturers make more cars. c
the average age of a first-time mother in america is 25 now. back in 1970 women started having kids as early as 21. the age increases were seen in all states. mississippi women are the youngest first-time mothers. on average, they are having kids at 22 years old. the state were the oldest first time moms is massachusetts where mothers are waiting until their late 20s to start having their families. >>> we have a bit of a break out there today. felt a little bit on the cooler side. >> we will take a little relief. bob ryan joins us in the storm center. >> especially for august. our temperatures in the mid 80s. look where it is only in the low 80s now around hagerstown. that's where there are showers. you can see those showers come by and another batch of thundershowers not severe thunderstorms but they do have some gusty winds for you folks around martinsburg. winchester, get ready for your own. all of that, we will keep an eye on that. we will be heading towards the east but with the clouds that we have had really not much around here. look at over the eastern shore. there is anoth butatch o
again. jane wells has more in today's insider report. >> reporter: america is on sale. and some shoppers may never pay full retail again. >> $4. you are like i just can't. $4. yeah, i can. you just can. >> reporter: these days it is all about finding the best bargains. just look at cash for clunkers. discount stores, especially walmart have held their own better than other retailers by not only keeping their core shoppers but luring in new ones. >> normally i would go to other retail stores. >> when i go in there clothes are cheap. i love it when the season over. kit go out. $10 shirt. >> reporter: sarah used to shop at macy's and american eagle outfitters but money concerns led her to check out walmart. now she is hooked. driving 45 minutes to get to this one. >> when i can buy a box of cereal for $2.50 i'm like yes. >> reporter: wanda willis came for the farm. >> i i used to go to cvs or other stores. and i can't afford to be there. >> reporter: even expensive retailers like abcontrol by & fitch are lowering prices on certain items to attract budget conscious shoppers. the hope for mos
of people in america that could vouch for my entry. now, that's a little strange. it's never been asked of me anywhere. i have a visa. >> fans of shah rukh hkan are outraged after the star was detained friday by immigration officials. his detainment was due to his name apeapearing on a computer alert list. he was headed to chicago to promote his new movie about ci profiling. the u.s. ambassador said saturday the embassy was looking into the matter. >> some irony there. >> a lot of it. >>> when we come back on "news4 at 4," much more. a collision in midday at a rehearsal for an air show. two pilots amazingly walk away from the crash scene. >>> and as many college students head back to school this week, how they might be able to save big onex tks. >>> welcome back. veronica johnson here in storm center4. there's a look outside. just a few clouds, but nothing showing up on radar. look at the temperatures. 90 in d.c. 92 degrees in hagerstown, maryland. 91 in manassas. a little cooler near the water. 86 in annapolis. pax river at 87 degrees. raleigh cooler at 80. roanoke at 77 degrees. it's
and america mourned. senator kennedy will lie in repose here. the public is invited until 11:00 p.m. but could be extended. a big crowd is gathered and nobody will be turned away. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, jfk library in boston. >> kennedy's private funeral mass will be held here saturday at our lady of perpetual hope basilica in boston. from there, his body will be flown to our area for a private ceremony at arlington national cemetery. he will be buried with congressional honors saturday evening not far fromhere the bodies of his brothers john and robert kennedy rest. visitors will be allowed in the cemetery saturday but they will alept away from alrisi .te te. wd hailvel cnuongti an coverage ofor oen soron hiasasndcoco a cwashihingco 5at0, washington already gettingeady for the senator's burial this weekend. >>> in other news now, firefighters in california are trying to put out fast-moving wildfires on both end of the state. the biggest one near lake san antonio in northern california where already more than 2,000 acres are srched pch that fire started at a mobile home yesterday af
. right here in america. >> reporter: but when mr. obama came here in february kicking off the stimulus plan, unemployment was 15.3%. now it's 16.8%. watch aing billions go to car companies and to wall street and stimulus billions going to city and state governments, more americans are telling pollsters they feel left out. president obama told nbc's chuck todd he's aware -- >> it is a problem. >> reporter: -- which he's trying to fisk. >> rescue the economy and you're starting to see unemployment drop a little bit here. >> reporter: protesters are disrupting the events. he was drowned out on youtube. upstate new york house majority leader hoyer -- >> you're lying me. >> reporter: pennsylvania democrat arlen spector. in a web ad, the democratic party claims the disruptions are organized by republican leaders. >> they have no plan for moving our country forward, so they've called out the mob. >> reporter: president obama took a shot. >> some caused the problems in the first place and they're suddenly blaming over folks for it. >> reporter: he's sending out the vice president and others to
support for mexico's efforts to fight drug cartels in an ethical way. he said the bi-america provision did not hurt trade between the u.s. and canada. >>> we're just getting started here on "news4 at 4." >>> murder for hire. one man tells his story. >>> the godfather of michael jackson's daughter claims he is the biological father of jackson's daughter. >>> as we approach record temperatures, tips on how student athletes can stay safe in this extreme heat. >>> also, one of the country's biggest carmakers may soon be selling cars a little differently. we'll explain that. x abrasive on dentures? look, scratches collect and grow cause bad breath instead clean without scratching causing bacteria every day >>> a southeast d.c. resident was horrified when she found a dog's head sticking out of a plastic bag in the dumpster outside her building. this may have been the result of illegal dogfighting. keith is working on this story. he joins us now with more. tell us about what the condition of this dog was when this woman found her. >> when the dog was found, we talked to the humane enforcement off
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